Renter power is growing. There are growing numbers of renters – enough to outnumber owners in well over 100 parliamentary seats by the next election – and a wide range of groups now support getting rid of no-fault evictions. The campaign to end section 21, launched in June 2018, has already been backed by the Mayor of London and The Times, among others. See a full list of supporters here. The law has changed in Scotland, and the UK government - which was recently forced to say it would ban lettings agents’ fees after a big public campaign - has already admitted the need to protect renter security.
Image 1: increase in renting, decline in ownership (source: Resolution Foundation)
Image 2: more 25-34s rent privately than own a home (Source: English Housing Survey)